Our Ingredients

Our products use a powerful blend of probiotic extracts to prime the skin so our hero ingredient, live and active AOB, can fully get to work, while ingredients like squalane, coconut, chicory root, and rose water help to nourish and hydrate for naturally vibrant skin.

Glossary

We only want the best for you (and your skin), which is why full transparency is extremely important to us at Mother Dirt. This list includes all of the ingredients found in our products along with an explanation of their functions.

A


Arginine

This amino acid is a natural pH adjuster, meaning that it improves a formula's compatibility with the skin's physiological pH. It also moisturizes skin and supports skin barrier function.

Aspergillus Ferment

Postbiotic derived from sugar cane that hydrates, balances, and conditions skin and hair.

Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter

Antioxidant and anti-microbial obtained from seeds of the tucuma tree. It protects and moisturizes skin with fast absorption, in addition to adding shine and protecting hair from breakage.

B


Bacillus Ferment

A postbiotic that improves normal skin desquamation and decreases transepidermal water loss.

Brassica Alcohol

A biodegradable fatty alcohol, emulsifier, and hair conditioner.

Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate

A natural, biodegradable cleansing agent, emulsifier, and hair conditioner. It is an anti-static agent with smoothing and detangling properties.

C


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

An emollient derived from coconut oil that softens and replenishes skin.

Cellulose

Plant polysaccharide serving as a matrix for the sustained release of salicylic acid.

Cetearyl Alcohol

A fatty alcohol, emollient, and emulsifier derived from coconut. It softens hair by coating surface to provide hydrophobicity, and conditions hair with smoothing and detangling properties.

Chitosan

Skin conditioning and skin-smoothing agent.

Citric Acid

An alpha hydroxy acid that acts as a natural preservative.

Coco-Glucoside

A natural, ultra-gentle, and biodegradable cleansing agent.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract

A skin and scalp conditioner derived from coconut fruit boasting antifungal properties.

D


Dextran Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Used for hair conditioning.

Disodium Phosphate

pH buffer to stabilize bacteria.

E


Ethyl Linoleate

Isolated from Oxalis triangularis (purple clover), this anti-seborrheic and anti-inflammatory agent targets hyperpigmentation and effectively treats both non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne lesions.

Ethyl Macadamiate

An emollient, hair conditioner, and protectant derived from macadamia ternifolia seed oil.

Ethyl Olivate

A biomimetic emollient and antioxidant derived from olive oil that provides long-term skin hydration.

G


Galactoarabinan

A naturally occurring polysaccharide derived from larch tree that hydrates skin.

Glucomannan

A biodegradable gelling agent and moisturizer derived from konjac root.

Glucomannan

A viscosity builder and thickener derived from konjac tubers.

Glycerin

A natural humectant derived from coconut that helps moisturize and retain moisture in the skin.

Glyceryl Cocoate

Derived from coconut, it is a co-emulsifier, absorption promoter, dispersing aid, and refatting agent.

Glycolipids

A postbiotic cleansing agent with anti-inflammatory properties, ensuring barrier function and a balanced microbiome.

H


Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters

An emollient derived from jojoba oil, it improves water resistance and extends residence time of actives on skin.

I


Inulin

Prebiotic derived from chicory root that helps balance skin by reducing the growth of bad bacteria.

Isoamyl Laurate

Natural and biodegradable silicone alternative and emollient which conditions hair and hydrates the scalp.

J


Jojoba Esters

Used as an emollient, it is derived from jojoba oil / jojoba plant.

L


Lactic Acid

A natural pH adjuster, meaning that it improves a formula's compatibility with the skin's physiological pH. It also promotes healthy bacterial growth, in addition to smoothing and moisturizing benefits.

Lactobacillus

This postbiotic acts as an all-natural preservative while locking in moisture. It is also a source of bacteriocins, or antimicrobial peptides.

Lactobacillus Ferment

This postbiotic acts as an all-natural preservative while locking in moisture. It is also a source of bacteriocins, or antimicrobial peptides.

Lactobacillus Ferment (delbrueckii)

Postbiotic that acts as a skin moisturizer.

Lauramidopropyl Betaine

A biodegradable cleansing agent.

Linoleic Acid

A skin conditioner derived from borage with anti-inflammatory properties.

M


Magnesium Chloride (natural salts)

pH buffer to stabilize bacteria.

Morinda Citrifolia Extract

Skin conditioner extracted from the fruit of Morinda citrifolia.

N


Nitrosomonas Eutropha

Also known as Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB). It is a live and active culture derived from soil that balances and restores the skin microbiome.

O


Olea Europaea (olive) leaf extract

A biomimetic emollient and antioxidant extracted from olive leaves that provides long-term skin hydration.

P


PCA Glyceryl Oleate

Hair conditioner with anti-static and refatting properties.

Phospholipids

A skin conditioner, skin protectant, and recovery aid.

Phytosterols

A skin conditioner which provides skin barrier support and repair, while inhibiting inflammatory enzymes.

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate

A gentle, biodegradable cleansing agent and emulsifier derived from RSPO palm.

R


Rosa Damascena Flower Water

A skin and scalp conditioner derived from roses with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

S


Saccharomyces Ferment

This postbiotic acts as an all-natural polar emollient and skin conditioner. It is light and fast-absorbing, and can help soothe and moisturize skin.

Salicylic Acid

A beta hydroxy acid and active ingredient that reduces acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Obtained from jojoba plant's seeds, it is an emollient, hair conditioner, and protectant.

Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate

A naturally derived, gentle, sugar-based surfactant.

Squalane

An emollient which works by mimicking the skin's natural oils to hydrate and help protect the skin and scalp from environmental aggressors.

Stellaria Media (chickweed) extract

Botanical extract of chickweed, it helps moisturize and brighten skin.

T


Tocopherol

Also known as vitamin E, this antioxidant helps protect, repair, and restore the skin.

V


Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

An emollient, hair conditioner, moisturizer, and protectant derived from grapeseed.

W


Water

Acts as a carrier for the product's other ingredients.

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